Whether you use real hair extensions or synthetics from Beyond the Beauty, it’s important to know how to take proper care of your extensions, to make sure they look great, and last a long time. Many people think that remy hair extensions are just a fun way to get a new look. While that’s not totally off, improper care of your extensions can actually go so far as to damage your real hair. Plus, you’re making an investment, so why not take care of it? At Beyond the Beauty, we’re big believers in making the most of your extensions, so follow the tips below when it comes to taking care of your hair extensions, and getting as much out of them as you possibly can.
Taking Care of Extensions
You want your new extensions to look shiny, healthy, and strong, right? In addition, it’s important to make sure your natural hair stays just as healthy and beautiful, too. So, taking care of your new clip-ins is exceptionally important. Thankfully, once you get into a routine with your extensions, it becomes easy to make them a priority.
Develop a Routine
You need to regularly wash, condition, and brush your extensions. Treat them as you would your regular hair, but perhaps with a gentler touch. For example, choose a brush that features soft bristles. It’s important to brush them often, but at the same time, you should never ‘tug’ or pull on them, because it can damage them quickly, and compromise their overall structure. When you consider this pampering routine for your extensions, you should also consider the types of products you’re using.
Choose Products Wisely
No matter what hair care products you may have used before, it’s extremely important to only use natural, chemical-free products on your extensions. Chemicals can strip them quickly, causing them to dry out and look ‘fake’ or damaged. Sulfates and parabens are your hair’s enemy - so look for shampoos, conditioners, and styling products that strictly mention being ‘paraben-free!’
The products you choose should help to keep the hair moisturized and protected from outside elements, while also treating your natural hair. Finally, be careful with your styling selections. More often than not, you should let extensions air dry. If you must blow dry your hair, set the dryer on the lowest heat setting possible. Keeping heat away from your extensions as much as you can will help to lengthen their overall lifespan.
Making the Most of Quality Extensions
No matter what type of extensions you choose to go with, they can provide much more than just a ‘fun new look.’ They are practical and functional, and can actually last quite a long time when you care for them the right way! By taking a little extra time to give them some TLC, you can protect your investment, and keep your real hair strong and healthy in the process.
So, don’t be afraid to change up your look and add a little confidence to your hairdo - just make sure you know how to take care of it properly.